Shaping Communities Through Community Development Block – Infrastructure Grants

September 10, 2020

McGill was founded in Western North Carolina in 1984 and has been assisting communities – large and small – ever since, now serving a four-state region. One of our core services includes helping our local government clients secure funding for capital projects. This is especially important for smaller towns and counties, as they often need financial aid to complete critical water and sewer projects to meet regulatory drivers and the growth needs of their communities.… READ MORE »

David Honeycutt, PE: From Intern to Owner

September 2, 2020

David Honeycutt
David Honeycutt, PE, began college with an aspiration to obtain a degree in computer and electrical engineering. Like many, what he set out to do at age 18 quickly changed with real-world experience. David was an avid whitewater kayaker and rafter, even serving as a whitewater river guide in Western North Carolina during his summer breaks. This experience and passion for clean water and the environment led him to change course and pursue a degree… READ MORE »

Collaborative Designs at Bobby N. Setzer Fish Hatchery

January 22, 2020

Setzer Fish Hatchery Project Feature
The Bobby N. Setzer Fish Hatchery is preparing for major renovations and improvements with the help of McGill. Located in Transylvania County within the Pisgah National Forest, Setzer is one of three coldwater hatcheries in North Carolina. Together, the hatcheries produce over half a million brook, brown, and rainbow trout each year, which are released into streams, rivers, and lakes of 15 western North Carolina counties. A part of the North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission's… READ MORE »

Bigfoot Sighting in Salisbury

May 23, 2019

Salisbury-Rowan Utilities (SRU) operates and maintains water and sewer systems across the City of Salisbury and many other neighboring municipalities within Rowan County. Within the system are 441 miles of water lines, 417 miles of gravity sewer lines, a water treatment plant with raw water reservoir and raw water intake, two wastewater treatment plants with a common discharge, 13 water storage tanks, seven water booster stations, and 34 sewer pumping stations. Over the years, SRU… READ MORE »

McGill Helps Town of Marshall with Emergency Repairs

January 4, 2018

McGill Associates assisted the Town of Marshall with permanent repairs to the Redmon Road sewer force main. Repairs were completed in record time to return service prior to the Christmas holiday. Heavy rains on October 28th resulted in a rupture of the sewer force main under the French Broad River. The town secured an emergency loan from the Division of Water Infrastructure for repairs. The short notice repair was a team effort – Faith Underground… READ MORE »

City of Asheville and McGill Host Water Line Meeting

September 8, 2017

The City of Asheville, T&K Utilities, Inc., and McGill Associates hosted a public information meeting August 15, covering the Phase 2 McGill-designed water lines in Enka-Candler and Emma to improve public health and safety by replacing undersized and aging water lines and installing fire hydrants. The City of Asheville is replacing 20 miles of water lines, inside and outside of the City, under its current Neighborhood Enhancement Projects. READ MORE »

City of Oxford Celebrates 2017 North Carolina Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Master Plan

May 3, 2017

The City of Oxford was successful in securing funding from DWI for significant water and sewer system replacement projects. The water project will replace approximately 35,000 linear feet of 2-inch through 8-inch aged water lines dating back to 1905. The sewer project will replace approximately 25,000 linear feet of 8-inch through 15-inch aged gravity sewers, reducing infiltration and inflow into the sewer system. Both projects are funded by a combination of grants and loans provided… READ MORE »

Town of St. Pauls Celebrates Opening of Sanderson Farms

February 9, 2017

Sanderson Farms recently opened its 11th fully integrated poultry facility nationwide in St. Pauls, N.C. Accompanied by an existing 65,000 sq. ft. hatchery located in Lumberton, N.C., as well as a feed mill in Kinston, N.C., the new plant sits on approximately 150 acres within a 200-acre industrial park site. READ MORE »

Blowing Rock Opens Revamped Public Works Facility

July 1, 2016

McGill Associates recently assisted with the Town of Blowing Rock’s new Public Works Building. The facility includes a 5,000-square-foot addition to the old building, featuring three entrance bays in the front and three in the rear, office and storage space, and a vehicle washing area, among other amenities. READ MORE »

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